Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andy Moog
Andy Moog had two important sources of inspiration for tending goal in his life: his father, Don, who was an outstanding amateur goaltender, and his NHL idol, Gump Worsley, whose picture hung in his locker. Although small, the younger Moog had cat-like reflexes, a quick glove hand, a great sense for positional play and an outstanding ability to control rebounds all of which impressed the scouts.

He was drafted out of the Western Hockey League by the Edmonton Oilers in the seventh round of the 1980 Entry Draft. After spending most of his first two seasons in the minors, Moog played the next five years with the Oilers, teaming with Grant Fuhr to lead the club to three Stanley Cup victories.

By 1987, however, Moog wanted to play a larger role in the playoffs and was unhappy with an Oilers' contract offer. To reinforce his dissatisfaction, he left Edmonton to join the Canadian National Team where, during the Calgary Olympics, he posted a 4-0-0 mark.

In 1988, his dissention was rewarded with a trade to the Boston Bruins where, for five seasons, he gave the Bruins the goaltending foundation they needed. Teamed initially with Reggie Lemelin, Moog took the Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals. He enjoyed his best year in 1989-90 when he and Lemelin won the Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals-against in the regular season. That year, again, the Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup finals as Moog lead all playoff goaltenders with a pair of shutouts and a 2.11 goals-against average.

In 1993, he was traded to the Dallas Stars where, in his first season with the club, he topped the 20-win plateau for the tenth time in his career. Before he was done in the Lone Star State, he'd chalked up his 350th victory and 25th career shutout.

In 1997, Moog was traded to the Montreal Canadiens where he played one final season before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1976-77 Kamloops Braves BCJHL 44 18 26 0 1 3.81
1977-78 Penticton Vees BCJHL 38 19 19 0 0 5.11
1978-79 Billings Bighorns WHL 26 13 5 4 4 4.13 5 1 3 0 5.50
1979-80 Billings Bighorns WHL 46 23 14 1 1 3.67 3 2 1 0 3.16
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 3 3 0 0 3.83 9 5 4 0 3.65
1980-81 Wichita Wind CHL 29 14 13 1 0 3.33 5 3 2 0 3.20
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 8 3 5 0 0 4.81
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 40 23 13 3 1 2.99 7 3 4 0 3.18
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 50 33 8 7 1 3.54 16 11 5 0 3.03
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 38 27 8 1 1 3.77 7 4 0 0 2.74
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 39 22 9 3 1 3.30 2 0 0 0 0.00
1985-86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 47 27 9 7 1 3.69 1 1 0 0 1.00
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 28 11 3 0 3.51 2 2 0 0 4.00
1987-88 Canada Nat-Tm 27 10 7 5 0 3.58
1987-88 Canada Olympics 4 4 0 0 1 2.25
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 6 4 2 0 1 2.83 7 1 4 0 4.24
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 41 18 14 8 1 3.22 6 4 2 0 2.34
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 46 24 10 7 3 2.89 20 13 7 2 2.21
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 51 25 13 9 4 2.87 19 10 9 0 3.18
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 62 28 22 9 1 3.23 15 8 7 1 3.19
1992-93 Boston Bruins NHL 55 37 14 3 3 3.16 3 0 3 0 5.22
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 55 24 20 7 2 3.27 4 1 3 0 2.93
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 31 10 12 7 2 2.44 5 1 4 0 3.47
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 41 13 19 7 1 2.99
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 48 28 13 5 3 2.15 7 3 4 0 2.81
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 18 17 5 3 2.49 9 4 5 1 3.04
NHL Totals 713 372 209 88 28 3.13 132 68 57 4 3.03


WHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
William M. Jennings Trophy (1990) (shared with Reggie Lemelin) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1985, 1986, 1991, 1997)
Statistics for suspended game vs. Edmonton on May 24, 1988 are included in playoff record. Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Geoff Courtnall, Bill Ranford and Boston's 2nd round choice (Petro Koivunen) in 1988 Entry Draft, March 8, 1988. Traded to Dallas by Boston for Jon Casey to complete transaction that sent Gord Murphy to Dallas (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 17, 1997.